Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Even nine years after enactment of the Right to Information Act, officials have been found to be rejecting applications with fee drawn in favour of ‘Accounts Officer’ as mandated by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Taking a stern view against the practice, the Central Information Commission recently issued a show-cause notice to the Delhi Government for rejecting an RTI application on the grounds it was drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer” and not in favour of “Executive Engineer” as per their internal rules.
This is not the only case where application has been rejected. In a number of cases, public authorities like Army and Indian Air Force demand fee drawn as per their rules and do not follow the DoPT norms.
The application sought details of MPLAD funds and their expenses during the last five years on flood control measures. It was returned by the Irrigation Department claiming that name of the payee was wrong on the fee submitted by the applicant.
“The Commission directs Rajesh Singh, Executive Engineer: Civil Division:IV to show cause as to why penalty u/s 20 should not be imposed upon him for not accepting the IPO in the name of the Accounts Officer despite clear instructions from DoPT.
“He is directed to submit his response so as to reach the Commission within three weeks of receipt of this order,” Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said.
If the officer fails to explain the reason for rejecting the application, the Commission may penalise him at the rate of Rs 250 per day from the day the application was filed subject to a maximum penalty of Rs 25,000.
He also directed the PIO to ensure that while responding to the RTI application, the PIO should ensure that reference date is mentioned so that appellants do not find it difficult to link it to their RTI application.
“Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has repeatedly reminded public authorities to accept all payments under RTI Act made in ‘Accounts Officer’. But difficulties are being faced by RTI petitioners because of public authorities not complying with DoPT circulars,” RTI applicant Subhash Agrawal said.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (CLASSIFICATION, CONTROL AND APPEAL) RULES, 1965- ADVICE OF THE UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC) TO BE COMMUNICATED TO THE DELINQUENT GOVERNMENT SERVANT - AMENDMENT - REGARDING
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CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICE (CLASSIFICATION, CONTROL AND APPEAL) RULES, 1965 - INSTRUCTION REGARDING TIMELY REVIEW OF SUSPENSION. (Click the link below for details)
PROCEDURE FOR GRANT OF PERMISSION TO THE PENSIONERS FOR COMMERCIAL EMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT- REVISION OF FORM 25. (Click the link below for details)
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
17.11.2014 a press meet is convened at the ITEF office, Nungambakkam on behalf of the Tamilnadu Confederation in order to propagate the Dharna proposed to be held on 18.11.2014 in front of office of CPMG, Tamilnadu.
Most of the electronic media people like Kalaignar TV, Jaya TV, Thanthi TV, Puthiya Thalaimurai, Vendhar TV, Imayam TV etc. and print media like Dinamalar, Dinakaran, Dinathanthi, The Hindu etc. are attended the meet.
Com. Duraipandian, General Secretary, Com. J. Ramamurthy, President, Com. S. Sundaramurthy, Financial Secretary, Com.M. S.Venkatesan, General Sec., ITEF, Com.Samraj, Convener, COC, shastri bhavan, Com. R.B.Suresh, Postal Audit are present.
The photo taken in the press meet and the digital banner prepared on this , are enclosed for your reference.
Monday, November 17, 2014
AMENDMENT OF PROVISIONS OF THE CCS (JOINING TIME) RULES, 1979. (Click the link below for details)
POSTING OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE DIFFERENTLY ABLED DEPENDENTS – REG (Click the link below for details)